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Bessy Reyna | Poetry as Memoir

November 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Connecticut Center for the Book is pleased to bring you this 90-minute writing workshop. This session is $15.00. If you are interested in a scholarship, please email for the promo code.

November 10 | 7:30-9:00 p.m. – Please note time.
Bessy Reyna | Poetry as Memoir
Limited to 10 registrants

This popular workshop has been presented in numerous venues including the Mark Twain House, Hartford Public Library, Bolton Senior Center, and on Zoom for several cultural and community groups. The main goal of the workshop is to introduce participants to ways in which poetry can be a bridge to their own experiences and emotions and a guide to write about their own lives. Among the poets included for inspiration are Richard Blanco, Sharon Olds, Maria Guillan and many others. The workshop can be presented on a different schedule, from one-two-hour session, to several sessions depending on the sponsoring group and the program it is developed for. The workshop is limited to 10 participants to allow for sufficient time to discuss each poem, and the participants’ writings inspired by them.

About the Presenter

Bessy Reyna’s work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies in the USA and Latin America. She’s the author of the chapbooks The Battlefield of Your Body” and “She Remembers” and the bilingual poetry book “Memoirs of the Unfaithful Lover.”Reyna has been a guest in poetry festivals in the USA and Latin America. She was selected as “Bolton’s First Poet Laureate.” Among her many honors and awards are: The Lifetime Achievement Award from the CT Center for the Book of the Library of Congress in Service to the literary community and Inducted in the CT Immigrant Hall of Fame. She is a graduate of Mt Holyoke College, So. Hadley, MA (BS) and the University of Connecticut (MA, JD).

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November 10, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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